18 January 2011

A weekend of bargains...

As I mentioned in my last post, I managed to bag some good ol' bargains this weekend and, well, I couldn't help but being a smug ass boaster it seemed rude not to share.

If you read yesterday's post, you'll already have met this little guy. I kind of want to name him. I like naming things - my car, a little half dead mouse we once found in our house and inanimate animal shaped things.
Ring £2.10 in Accessorize sale.
 The following superb piece of bejazzlement cost a relative fortune, in comparison - £2.40 (a whole 30p extra), also in the Accessorize sale. But, ain't it blinging in as understated a way as a ring this size can be? My right ring fingers feels positively regal in it today...


And finally, (for Accessorize at least), this little set of three rings was also £2.40 in the sale. That's only 80p per ring - bargain! That's the same price as pudding minus custard in my work canteen. Pretty fingers, money saved and thinner (for lack of comparative pudding) - these rings truly are incredible. My only worry is that they might end up falling off my bony fingers...


And finally (but really finally this time), I got this set of drawers. Now, forgive me while I go all domestic on you for a mo' but I love these. They have a broken handle and they're a wee bit shabby but they're proper old school and a lovely dark wood. I opened the top drawer (see bottom) and found a British Safety mark inside from 1960, as well as the brand name Austinsuite. It turns out they were a well known furniture manufacturer in the 50s and 60s. Having had a wee scout about, it seems you can still get bits and pieces of their stuff here and there. Some for a song on Gumtree and some, restored by antique folk and selling for up to £300 on eBay and vintage/retro sites. Needless to say I was thrilled to get mine for a mere £10 through Gumtree! And it's perfect in my bedroom.



13 comments:

Smeeeff said...

Oh my, I had a chest of drawers like that in my house when I was a student and the nasty landlord wouldn't sell it to me :( Good find lady Scribbler! xx

Vintage Vixen said...

That chest of drawers is a fabulous find and those rings are such bargains. xxx

mummy dodd said...

As you seem to be loving accessorize right now you need to get Tracey to hook you up with her wee sister next time she visits, works for accessorize and has 75% discount on goodies in both her store and monsoon !! Oh and she says the owls name is orwell lol

Alex said...

Oof, I'm struck by jealousy. The green ring is utterly stunning and I want one! As for the chest of drawers, what a find!

heartshapedbruise. said...

Aah, bargains - my favourite :)

Loving the rings & well done on finding the drawers at such a ridiculously cheap price!

www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

Penny Dreadful said...

Wow, I love those drawers! What an enormous bargain, you lucky girl.

dinoprincesschar said...

lovely, i love a good furniture bargain! :)

Nerdic.. said...

Cute rings
x fashionnerdic

oomph. said...

i love all the rings! great dresser...it's perfectly worn in.

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sarahbetty said...

Hello!

Gosh you got some wonderful things didn't you? I am NEVER that successful when shopping. I love love love the owl. I think you should name him Twoo (as in twit twoo)!

Sarah Betty xx
http://www.sarahbetty.co.uk

Misfits Vintage said...

Ooh those drawers are lovely! And I LOVE the owl!! Delightful!

Sarah xxx

Orla xx said...

Love the owl ring! xx

Llara said...

Aw, thanks for all the comments guys! Thanks also to Sarah Betty for the suggestion and to Mummy Dodd for the info!